The Winning Ticket: Neutral Milk Hotel @ Merriweather Post Pavilion, 7/25/14

NeutralMilkHotelFAs a way to say thanks to our loyal readers, We Love DC will be giving away a pair of tickets to a 9:30 Club concert to one lucky reader periodically. Keep your eyes open for opportunities to find out what tickets we’re giving away, and leave a comment for your chance to be the lucky winner!

Today, we are giving away a pair of tickets to see Neutral Milk Hotel at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md., on Friday, July 25, 2014. You can win tickets today before they go on sale to the public tomorrow!

Once upon a time, Jeff Mangum wrote some songs and put together a band, which he ended up whimsically calling Neutral Milk Hotel. They put out a few albums of well-received fuzz pop in the ’90s, and then they went away. But people never forgot those albums–On Avery Island and In the Aeroplane Over the Sea–and eventually Mangum came back, reunited his band and went on tour. The tour was very well received! And so Mangum announced touring would continue for now. And everyone lived happily ever after.

For your chance to win these tickets, simply leave a comment on this post using a valid email address between 9am and 4pm today. Feel free to leave any comment, but perhaps share your favorite song by Neutral Milk Hotel! One entry per email address, please. Tickets for this show are also available through Ticketfly starting Friday, Feb. 7.

For the rules of this giveaway…

Comments will be closed at 4pm and a winner will be randomly selected. The winner will be notified by email. The winner must respond to our email within 24 hours or they will forfeit their tickets and we will pick another winner.

Tickets will be available to the winner at the Guest List window at Merriweather Post Pavilion one hour before doors open on the night of the concert. The tickets must be claimed with a valid ID. The winner must be old enough to attend the specific concert or must have a parent’s permission to enter if he/she is under 18 years old.

Neutral Milk Hotel
w/ Circulatory System
Merriweather Post Pavilion
Friday, July 25
doors @6:30pm
$36-$46
All ages

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47 thoughts on “The Winning Ticket: Neutral Milk Hotel @ Merriweather Post Pavilion, 7/25/14

  1. I saw them at Constitution Hall the other night and it was amazing!!! I’m definitely going to go to the July show, and it would be nice to win these tickets. :)

  2. two-headed boy
    there is no reason to grieve
    the world that you need is wrapped in gold silver sleeves
    left beneath Christmas trees in the snow
    I will take you and leave you alone

  3. Aeroplane Over the Sea never gets old. I could listen to it a million times and still marvel at how strange it is to be anything at all. My inner hippie gets goosebumps everytime.

    To see it performed live would be magical.

  4. I love to look around at the hustle and bustle of the life I live and think
    “Isn’t it strange to be anything at all….”

  5. It be an awesome birthday gift! I couldn’t see them this winter and I was really bummed out.

  6. I’m skeptical about anyone winning these things but I’ll post anyway. That’s how desperate I am for free tickets.

  7. I will marry whoever emails me if I win. No really. YOU BETTER BE SINGLE IF I WIN CAUSE IM GONNA MARRY YOU. MAN OR WOMAN. MARRY THE SHIT OUT OF YOU.

  8. Burst into tears the minute Jeff started playing ‘Two Headed Boy’ last Friday at DAR.

    Seeing them again, at Merriweather no less, would be more than a dream come true.

    Holland, 1945.

  9. So bummed when I tried to get tickets to see them at DAR they were sold out. This would be awesome

  10. So does this mean the reunion is over? Or they’re just taking some time off from the road? Or they’re done with DC, but will continue to tour?

  11. The DAR show sold out before I could get tickets. I have been wanting to see Neutral Milk Hotel for about half of my lifetime! Thanks for sharing the free ticket bounty with your readers.

  12. Cannot even express my excitement for this tour! And I would have to say ‘Holland, 1945′ and ‘Ghost’ are tied for my favorite song. Free tickets to see my favorite band at my favorite venue would be amazing!

  13. I would love to drink beer and listen to “Ghost” live at the exact same time. Please make this dream a reality.